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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt walks on the field at halftime of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Cleveland. Browns running back Kareem Hunt was cited for a traffic violation on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Rocky River, Ohio and during the stop police officers found marijuana in his vehicle. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns' Hunt tells police he'd fail drug test during stop

Jan. 27, 2020 7:39 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns running back Kareem Hunt told a police officer he would have failed a drug test if he had been checked during a stop when he was ticketed for speeding and marijuana was found in his car. Hunt was cited for speeding — but no other charges — last week when he was pulled...

FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, two women smoke cannabis vape pens at a party in Los Angeles. California officials announced Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak of deadly lung illnesses tied to vaping. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additives

Jan. 27, 2020 7:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials announced Monday that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak of deadly lung illnesses tied to vaping. Officials also found that the...

NY, feds sue 'Pharma Bro' for 'scheme' to keep drug price up

Jan. 27, 2020 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities sued imprisoned drug entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over business tactics that helped make him the bad-boy face of profiteering in the pharmaceuticals industry, seeking to bar the so-called “Pharma Bro” from the industry for life. Shkreli...

Kansas man pleads guilty to marketing misbranded drugs

Jan. 27, 2020 5:37 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man pleaded guilty Monday to selling erectile dysfunction drugs he imported from Kansas and marketing them as herbal remedies for men, authorities said. Rick Shepard, 60, of Overland Park entered the plea to one count of conspiracy to import misbranded drugs for the sale...

Nicaragua police seize $1M, arrest 2 in weekend operation

Jan. 27, 2020 4:35 PM EST

Police seized more than $1 million in suspected drug money and arrested two people in a weekend operation in northern Nicaragua, authorities announced Monday. Police Commissioner Victoriano Ruiz told journalists in the capital, Managua, that Saturday’s operation, involving the largest cash bust so far...

Eastern Missouri woman admits to role in overdose death

Jan. 27, 2020 4:11 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An eastern Missouri woman pleaded guilty Monday to a federal drug charge for providing the heroin and fentanyl that led to an overdose death. The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis said 25-year-old Shannon Rennee Bradley of Washington will be sentenced May 1 following her guilty plea in...

Officials: Gun that killed child in mother's arms recovered

Jan. 27, 2020 4:01 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — An AK-47 rifle used in a Philadelphia shooting last fall that claimed the life of a child who was in her mother's arms has been recovered in New Jersey, authorities said. Gunshots into a Kensington home on Oct. 20 killed 2-year-old Nikolette Rivera and wounded her mother and a...

4 juveniles arrested in Carson City shooting over marijuana

Jan. 27, 2020 3:18 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies have arrested four juvenile suspects in connection with a Carson City shooting over the weekend apparently sparked by an illegal marijuana deal The Carson City sheriff's office says two male adults in their 20s were shot Saturday evening when the juveniles met...

3rd person convicted in 2009 killing gets life sentence

Jan. 27, 2020 2:47 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A third person involved in the 2009 kidnapping, robbery and killing of a suspected drug dealer in Connecticut was sentenced to life in prison on Monday, federal prosecutors said. Terrell Hunter, 38, of Hartford, who according to authorities goes by the nickname...

Police: Man man asks gym mates to borrow guns for robbery

Jan. 27, 2020 2:37 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana have charged a man with drug possession after he approached two people in a gym parking lot and asked to borrow their guns to commit a robbery, according to arrest documents. West Monroe Police charged Landon Wayne Duke, 19, after two men flagged down an officer and...